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Earth Fosters What Heaven Lets Fall

 

Earth fosters what Heaven lets fall. When the lightning of love has sprung into the hearts, know that there is love in that heart. Full knowledge lies in the act of love: this act transcends thought, it exceeds words. Love is overcoming human separateness, as the fulfillment of longing for the union. It is the polarity of the Earth and rain, of the river and the ocean, of night and day, of darkness and light, of matter and spirit. The clash of souls touches off the sparkles over the Winter Jasmine, we have been granted this privilege and begun to become so fresh. Psychological knowledge is a necessary condition for full knowledge in the act of love. We have to know ourselves and the other person objectively, in order to see their reality, or to overcome the illusions, the irrationally distorted image we have of them. Care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge are mutually independent. They are a syndrome of attitudes which are to be found in the mature person; that is, in the person who develops one’s own powers productively, who wants to have that which one has worked for, who only wants to have that which one has worked for, who had given up narcissistic dreams of omniscience, who has acquired humility based on the inner strength which only genuine productive activity can give.  #RandolphHarris 1 of 5

Common sense and science must be applied to religious and spiritual things as to everything else. When a person is weary, one loses their sense of pleasure and do not feel the enjoyment that one once felt. However, God says, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11.28-29).” Occasionally there is a time gap between the sacrifice and the blessings. The sacrifice may come according to our time schedule, but the blessing may not come by our, but by the Lord’s calendar. Still, the very first blessing coming from sacrifice is the joy that we can feel when we pay the price. Perhaps the very thought that the sacrifice itself could be a blessing becomes a sacred sign. When we have that kind of thought and feel the joy, we might have received a blessing already. True religion, true science, and true common sense should go hand in hand, together with that other subtle something which is the essence of feeling—that which is beyond words. God’s most striking victories arise out of the graves of apparent defeat. And the persistence and the fortitude that enable us to press on with cheerfulness through physical limitations and spiritual difficulties examples of things we can do through God. #RandolphHarris 2 of 5

It is impossible, indeed, to separate works from faith, just as it is impossible to separate heat and light from fire. When love of God waxes in thy heart, beyond any doubt, God has love for you. Divine wisdom is destiny and decree sacredly sweet and makes life fraught with nectar and honey. The blessings will surely come to us. Please remember that sacrifice itself might be a form of blessing because we are laying the foundation for our futures through tireless work and learning the knowledge that will grant of the opportunity to receive and unexpected surprise. “Worship God in whatsoever place you may be in, in spirit and in truth; and have thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he does bestow upon you (Alma 35.38).” God is an inexhaustible fountain of being bringing existence to all the things that are by his continuous overflow. Life cannot produce death, the Universe holds nothing against us, and the gift of Heaven is eternally made, but still must be received. Science is helping us to receive this gift by allowing human beings to produce technology and perform miracles. Miracles are worked only by God and his specially deputed agents. All the comforts and the good that have come to modern life through science are not contradictions of nature, but rather they are affirmations of the limitless resource of life. #RandolphHarris 3 of 5

The unequivocal definition of a miracle is things which are done by divine agency beyond the order commonly observed in nature (praeter ordinem communiter observatum in rebus). The interposition of divine power by which the operations of the ordinary course of nature are overruled, suspended, or modified. The very fact that trees can grown thousands of feet in their air is an affirmation that the Universe itself does not limit the growth of any being; it is just waiting for someone to perceive its possibility. Just like the Wright brothers perceived that travel by air is a possibility, one-day poverty will be wiped from the face of the Earth because conditions will change and as we cooperate with God and nature and law, we will proclaim the abundance that already exists. “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others (2 Corinthians 9.8).” I pray that we will all become Saints willing to sacrifice and become eligible for the Lord’s special blessing. The Lord will watch over us so that it will not be too difficult to endure any sacrifice. War will cease when people know that it is no longer desirable, and steadfastly maintain their position. From communion with God we will come to perceive the deeper reality, the broader sharing in human experience. #RandolphHarris 4 of 5

There is power for good in the Universe. God will allow us to have the technology to cure all aliments. Cancer and other diseases and viruses will be wiped from the face of the Earth as science, religion, sense and the philosophy of spiritual truth take the place of lack and limitation, ignorance, superstition, fear, and confusion. The tender mercies and compassion of the Lord are available to all of us. We are here to better understand our very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindness, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receiver from God. God is breaking down barriers of race consciousness, which are the accumulated effects of misconceptions, and removing the morbid fears of the Universe. It takes time to change the thoughts of the whole World, and we have to start by changing our reactions to life, and by building a strong barrier in our own consciousness against everything that denies God. This will help to free thing whole human race from the bondage of fears, ignorance, superstition, and thoughts based on what the past has brought forth. Repentance and forgiveness of sins and peace of conscience are examples of the tender mercies and compassion of the Lord. #RandolphHarris 5 of 5

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The Flamingo of Faith

Love implies care. There are covenants which bind, seal, and safeguard and give promise of eternal blessings. The love between adults refers mainly to the psychic needs of the other person. Love is the active concern for the life and the growth of that which we love.  Love is a feeling of deep devotion, concern, and affection. By serving and forgiving others with real love, we can be healed and receive the strength to overcome our challenges. Where this active concern is lacking, there is no love. Care and concern imply another aspect of love; that of responsibility. God gave us the commandment to do something more, something greater, and something divine. We are taught to love others as God has loved us. The spirit and the body are the soul of human beings, and there are spiritual and physical laws to respect and obey if we are to be happy. There are eternal laws, including laws relating to this power of life. Respect is not fear and awe; it denotes, in accordance with the root of the word (respicere = to look at), the ability to see a person as he or she is, to be aware of one’s unique individuality. Respect means the concern that the other person should grown and unfold as the individual is. Respect, thus, implies the absence of exploitation. #RandolphHarris 1 of 5

Even as we seek to be meek and to avoid contention, we must not compromise nor dilute our commitment to the truths we understand. We must not surrender our positions or our values. Knowledge has one more, and a more fundamental, relation to the notion of love. The further we reach into the depth of our being, or someone else’s being, the more we have the desire to know the secret of the soul. We should have a deep realization of the divine presence, and out of the spiritual power generated in this realization, a loving kindness manifests. Expression of truth grasps the whole necessity of things and becomes identical with the infinita idea Dei (infinite idea of God). Freed from all those passions which dominated one’s actions, the more we are disposed to look with compassion on perishing souls; we feel that we want to take them upon our shoulders, and cast their sins behind our backs. The permanence of the great moral truths depends on the voice of God in the human heart. The essence of love pours the spirit of joy upon all occasions. The word of God is the presence, power, and activity of the infinite mind of God. Infinite intelligence governs, guides, directs, sustains and animates our lives. The infinite mind knows no mistake. It is never discouraged. #RandolphHarris 2 of 5

Be influenced by the infinite mind of God. Let it remove all belief in fear discouragement, disappointment or failure from consciousness. We are forever supplied with every good thing, forever happy, radiant, well and complete. Let the scripture establish the law of wholeness and harmony throughout your entire being and in everything we do, say, or think. Life represents that which knows no limitation, is forever manifesting complete joy and freedom through our beings. The spirit of God daily provides us with everything necessary to our happiness, to our wholeness, and to our complete expression. The feeling of light is the feeling of love and safety. Many of us have different experiences, and the Heavenly Father understands us individually. He knows how to love each of us in the way we most need it. Sometimes we feel his love through the people in our lives. At other times we feel it through music and hugs, through scriptures and prays. God encircles us in his light when we need it because we are his children. Having the love of God always in our hearts gives us confidence to live. It is important to be in places where we can feel the light of God’s love. #RandolphHarris 3 of 5

What God has destined for your life will come to fulfillment. God is going to increase your influence as you increase your faith. God will make you a barrier breaker by taking you to a new level of our destiny. We are children of God and have a loving Heavenly Father who hears and answers our prayers. God wants us to be worthy to return and live with him someday. Knowing this can help our plans for our Earthly and eternal future with a brightness of hope. The infinite intelligence which sustains all things, and the perfect law which holds everything in its proper place, governs our life and action. We show we know by living the commandment to love one another. Our whole being responds to joy, peace, truth and abundance. Only that which is good can enter our experience. Let the state of happiness, health, and prosperity immediately spring into action and manifest through us, and know that the spirit is in our lives and is always complete, perfect, and enduring. Every organ, action, and function of our physical beings represents this divine and perfect life, manifesting within us. We are aware of our partnerships with God and know that everything which we do shall prosper. Know that it is done, accept it, and believe it. #RandolphHarris 4 of 5

It seems as though we were born to be superstitious, because we all inherit the legacy of the entire human history. Neurotic and morbid thought patterns will repeat themselves with monotonous regularity throughout life unless they are changed.  Nothing is ever wasted in the Kingdom of God. Not one tear, not all our pain, nor unanswered questions nor the seemingly unanswered prayers. Nothing will be wasted if we give our lives to God. And if we are willing to be patient until the grace of God is made manifest, it will be worth the wait. In the coming days, God will bring opportunities for you to increase. Dare to take those steps of faith. At one time it was thought it would be impossible to cultivate the desert and places that has been ravaged, and make them productive. The thought was that it was unnatural, and so it could be done. However, some person had the courage to go ahead and make the attempt, and he was successful because he was complying with the laws of nature. A desert metropolis built on finance, celebrity, entertainment and opulence because what is known as Las Vegas, Nevada USA thanks mostly to the vision of Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky who opened the swanky Hollywood style resort called the Flamingo. Therefore, whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. Have faith. #RandolphHarris 5 of 5

We Cannot Escape Love–See the Spirit, Soul, and Attitude as the Real Human Being

 

Activity of the soul is possible only under the condition of inner freedom and independence. Humans are free, the master of their affect. Love is an action, the practice of a human power, which can be practiced only in freedom and never as the result of a compulsion. God will take what is meant for your harm and use it to your advantage. You will not only come out of the difficult times, you will also come out better, stronger, and increased, with twice the joy, peace and success. It is believed that in the 13th century, God said: I have given you, Adam, neither a predetermined place nor a particular aspect nor any special prerogatives in order that you may take and possess these through your own decision and choice. The limitations on the nature of other creatures are contained within my prescribed laws. You shall determine your own nature without constraint from any barrier, by means of the freedom to whose power I have entrusted you. I have placed you at the center of the World so that from that point you might see better what is in the World. I have made you neither Heavenly nor Earthly, neither mortal nor immortal so that, like free and sovereign artificer, you might mold and fashion yourself into that form your yourself shall have chosen. #RandolphHarris 1 of 6

Some people think that it is painful to give, and that one should give; the virtue of them lies in the very act of acceptance of the sacrifice. For them, the norm that it is better to give than to receive means that it is better to suffer deprivation than to experience joy. However, giving have an entirely different meaning. Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, we experience our strength, wealth, and power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills us with joy, as long as we have the means to give. When we can, sharing with others can be more joyous than receiving not because it is deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of our aliveness. It is nice to be able to share gifts with others because it helps them to experience joy. All through the scriptures, the expectation is expressed by the Lord to believe, repent, obey the ordinances, walk in the light of Spirit, endure in faith. Also, manifest your personality to express civility, tender compassion, kindness and consideration, patience, forbearance and refusal to condemn. Show others the forgiveness and mercy that you would like to receive. Live peaceably with all people. Walk honestly, and be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. #RandolphHarris 2 of 6

Owe no one anything, but to love one another; for one that loves another has fulfilled the law. The power that creates exists before we use it. However, it can give us only that which we mentally take, and often our unbelief becomes our acceptance, our fear a misplaced faith. We bind ourselves by the very power which could as quickly free us. The day will come when after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. We should increase our receptivity and have a greater faith, if we wish to experience a larger degree of livingness. Our will of acceptance must be held up so that the outpouring of spirit may be measured into our individual experience. It is self-evident that the Creative Spirit must express itself in the terms of the instrument through which it flows. So far as we are concerned, this instrument is faith, belief, acceptance. We should lift our thought upon the cross of unity here, where the winds of God blow free, accept the divine givingness and the divine forgiveness, which are eternal in the nature of reality. By speaking and learning about God, we will be suffused with the warmth of his loving heart. #RandolphHarris 3 of 6

Certainly the day is here when, if we are to follow in God’s paths, we must take the weary, lonely, depressed, the troubled soul, and be lifted up and helped. How beautiful in the eyes of the Lord are the spiritually well, those who have been taken by the hand and lifted up and made spiritually whole. How beautiful in the eyes of the Lord are those who take the time to life the needy hand. Peace of mind only comes to us when we are spiritually healed. True joy comes from within. Freedom from a troubled soul is a worthy goal of all. All treatment is for the purpose of stimulating an interior awareness. Spiritual power awaits our recognition, and divine guidance our consent. The spirit flows through us as an outlet for its own self-expression. To dwell upon lack is to create it. To think of disease is to perpetuate it. To remain unhappy is to attract more unhappiness. Deliberately we must turn from that which hurts. The Law of the Mind states that thoughts held in mind produce after their kind. A single thought will neither make nor break a life; but a habit of thought will. One cannot think defeat and be victorious. The subconscious mind responds only to mental images. It does not matter if the image is self-induced or from the external World. #RandolphHarris 4 of 6

Healing comes through conversation to truth and adherence to correct principles. Therefore, the Law of the Mind exists in a formless state and can only take the form for us which our thought gives it. When we think within ourselves, we think upon it; when we direct our thought, we are directing it. It is in this way that our word becomes the law unto that thing where unto it is spoken. “For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being (Romans 7.22).” The manifestation of God is the light bringer of the World. His outpouring of spirit into creation has universal effects. God will shine upon the World of spirits, of thoughts, and hearts. Then the spiritual awakening and a new life appear, the power of the wonderful blessings of God becomes visible, and marvelous benefits are apparent. There is a further development of consciousness and society in this progressive revelation. We should sense this power which is at the point of our word, and believe and understand the spiritual nature of things. We must believe that love, goodness, truth and beauty are at the center of everything, therefore at the center of the person, the condition or situation which we designate in our treatment. We must believe that love is God, infinite, eternal and ever present. #RandolphHarris 5 of 6

We cannot escape love. We exist in love and are one with it. We live by and through love. Love motivates our entire thought, purpose, plan and action. Everything we see, we see with the eyes of love. Everything we hear, we hear with the ears of love. We see God everywhere, wherever we look, we see God, wherever we go, we find God. God manifestation is the theme of spiritual reality. It is that all embracing doctrine that describes the eternal purpose God has given humankind upon the Earth. God is one, he is a unity—that is one of the first principles of truth. God is the one source of all power and creation in the Universe and without God there is no life. Our business is God’s business and God’s business is our business, which is the business of life. We do not deny the physical Universe; we affirm that it is mind in form. The physical body exists that the soul may function on this plane. Body is not an unreality; quite the reverse. It is a divine and perfect reality when rightly understood. Many people are healed physically, mentally, and spiritually through faith in God. The healing of the troubled soul gives health and strength to those focused on righteous things. Purity, faith, hope, and charity are restored. #RandolphHarris 6 of 6

Every Day We Should Plead with God for His Love

 

In development of the mind, the individual has to find one’s place in the World. Immortality is not a future hope; it is a present possession. These ashes, too, this little dust, our Father’s care shall keep, till the last Angel rise and break the long and dreary sleep. To sacrifice the life of the spirit and gain the whole World of material things is folly.  The greater our faith in God is, the more power our word will have. We should act as though we already have dominion over evil. We should declare the truth by stating that there is nothing to be afraid of; God is omnipotent. God’s infinity makes him free. God needs the World as the sphere of his self-development. We can be too easily diverted from remembering and focusing upon essential spiritual priorities because of our many responsibilities and busy schedules. Sometimes we try to accomplish so much that we may forget where we are going and why we are working so hard towards our goals. Every day we should plead with God for his love. It is important to pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that we may be filled with his love, which he has bestowed upon all of his children. There are three main routes to God: reason, revelation, and religious experience. Reason can obtain a certain knowledge of God’s existence and nature. #RandolphHarris 1 of 5

It is our goal to gain consciousness of the Absolute Being. Human intellect by nature participates in eternal Truth. We are inspired to avoid obstacles that are spiritually life threatening, so that we can pass safely through mortality to our final, ultimate, Heavenly destination. Because God is infinite in his capacity to know, there is a mind within us that knows exactly what we should do today. Realizing that the spirit is with us is God; being conscious of the Divine Presence as the sustaining principle of our life; we let the mind be with us today in our every decision. We declare the same guidance for all people. Our true inheritance is self-sufficiency, perfection, peace, and wholeness. This certainly includes abundance, self-expression and happiness. Equality means that we are all God’s children, and we all share in the same human-divine substance, and we are all one. Differences between individuals must be respected, and while that is true, each one of us is a unique entity. Whosoever saves a single life is as if one had saved the whole World; whosoever destroys a single life is as if one has destroyed the whole World. The will of God and the nature of God are identical, since God could have no will opposed to his nature. Hence, if God is wholeness, peace and joy, then the Divine will for all is wholeness, peace, and joy. #RandolphHarris 2 of 5

The will of God is always toward the more abundant life. We have misdirected the energy which is already here for us, hence the importance of re-educating the mind to a more direct perception of its relationship to God. We should call upon this inner intelligence, in belief and in confidence, knowing that it will respond to us. In addition to a natural knowledge of God, there is a supernatural knowledge revealed through faith. We are provided with a unique, eternal perspective that we are God’s spirit children. By understanding who our Heavenly Father is and our relationship to him, we accept his commandments and make covenants with God that will lead us back to his eternal presence. We must be grateful for this spiritual understanding in all times. We are here on Earth to learn and grow through the experiences of this Earthly life. The desire for interpersonal fusion is the most powerful striving in human beings. It is the most fundamental passion, it is the force which keeps the human race together, the clan, the family, and society. Love is the mature answer to existence. We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. #RandolphHarris 3 of 5

Please remember that commandments and covenants are priceless truths and doctrines of God’s helm. We are part of greatness, of power, of certainty. Love is union under the condition of preserving one’s integrity, one’s individuality. Love is an active power in human beings; a power which breaks through the walls, it unites us with others; love makes us overcome the sense of isolation and separateness, yet it permits us to be ourselves, and to retain our integrity. There is a general demand on us to surrender our rights to God, to lift ourselves above the whole sphere of justice or injustice by love, for in love there vanish not only rights, but also the feeling of inequality and the hatred of enemies, which is this feeling’s imperative demand for equality implies. “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matthew 5.44).” Our goal is to have a beautiful soul. No two persons are alike. Thus, God as infinite person is not only real to each one of us, but real in a unique sense. Treatment should be filled with an atmosphere of this reality. Believe that truth swings instantly into manifestation through your conviction, for this is the power of your treatment. Be simple and direct. #RandolphHarris 4 of 5

Upon the power of God, presence, and light we must depend with complete confidence. Thus, faith passes into experience with scientific certainty. Faith is the most dynamic power known. Effective treatment must be independent of any existing circumstances, for the divine creative spirit knows no circumstances; it is the creator of them. Here is the crux of the whole matter. This is why we are told never to count our enemies, but to look unto God and be saved. It is impossible to divorce a true concept of God from the most powerful mental treatment, merely because God, or the Creative First Cause, constitutes our entire being in reality. The act of self-knowing, which takes place in our thought, is in reality the One Mind recognizing itself. The action of this min, through our thought, creates our experience. Spiritual mind treatment is an active thing, but its activity is a mental and spiritual recognition ether in the form of spoken words or of a deep inner realization of the truth, applied for some particular purpose. And thankfully, God is always near, waiting and willing to help us when we pray for help and are willing to repent and come unto him. Our destination is the full blessings of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, the celestial glory, and the presence of God! #RandolphHarris 5 of 5

Eternal things Matter Most

 

The true vocation of human beings is to achieve in ever fuller freedom an ever more loyal devotion to our spiritual ideals. Freedom and loyalty alike are unique and personal. The duty to which we are devoted is our duty; the endeavor to recognize and fulfill it is our true being and career. This insight and commitment constitutes our conscience, our own self-recognition and our self-experience. To act always in accordance with one’s best conviction one’s duty; or act according to one’s conscience. Humanity can only go forward by developing reason, finding a new harmony, a human one. We are gifted with reason; we are life being aware of itself. Sometimes we sit back and think about life, and the future and pray that our family and everyone we love will be safe and protected. Many also think about the life of the planet, and about the plastic and other waste we throw into the landfills and it creates a sense of guilt, it makes us feel like greedy humans. However, that is part of being human. Sometimes we feel helpless before the forced of nature and society. If we did not have spirituality and know that God is in control and do the best we can to be good people, we might “think” ourselves crazy, which basically means it is not good to overanalyze everything. #RandolphHarris 1 of 5

Life is meant to be enjoyed. We would become insane if we could not liberate ourselves from excessive control. It is important in life to unite ourselves with other people and learn to use our human powers to actively make a difference. It is never good to feel separate from humanity because that would mean that we are helpless, unable to grasp the World—things and people—actively; it would mean the World could invade us without us having the ability to react. Evil essentially consists in the laxity or disloyalty of the moral will. Any placidity or routine self-contented stagnation is a denial of our moral career. Any easygoing or cowardly compromise with our bounden duty is a betrayal of our quest. These two evils are in corrupt kinship: laxity and laziness lead to cowardice, and from these two vices issues the third, falseness. We owe every human absolute frankness and truthfulness. We do not need to prove to others that we are someone special. The truth is that we are children of God, and we do not have to prove anything to anyone. Know that you are special and never think that you are worthless. The worth of a soul is its capacity to become as God. God is your Father. He loves you. You value is beyond any measure. You are unique. One of a kind, made of the eternal intelligence which gives you claim upon eternal life. #RandolphHarris 2 of 5

Let there be no question in your mind about your value as an individual. God put us on Earth so that we could have the opportunity to reach our fullest potential, which is eternal progression. In our moral philosophy, there is the self-achievement of the dutiful will, in utter devotion to ideal ends. It is the unique career of each person to be involved and participating in a social institutional milieu. In the system of actual human conduct, one’s duties are not merely one’s own; they imply acknowledgment of others and of their rights. The purposes and projects of my career cannot be realized in a social vacuum; they affect others and others’ claims and rights. These claims and rights, and my relation to them, and not only personal; they affect objective natural conditions in which ethics involves economics. Moral respect for my neighbor precludes violation of what belongs to one, that is, one’s property rights. There is a still small voice of conscience, and we have a dutiful integrity in self-expression. By recognizing our separateness, we remain strangers because we have not learned to love each other (this is made very clear by the fact that Adam defends himself by blaming Eve, rather than by trying to defend her). #RandolphHarris 3 of 5

The reason people have a lack of respect for other is because they look at their differences. The awareness of human separation, without reunion by love—is the source of shame. It is at the same time the source of guilt and stress. The deepest need for humanity is to overcome this separateness, to leave the basement of aloneness. The absolute failure to achieve this aim means insanity, because the panic of complete isolation can be overcome only by such a radical withdrawal from the World outside that the feeling of separation disappears—because the World outside, from which one is separated, has disappeared. Many people believe the love of God is the true union we seek. The person who already has the greatest spiritual faith will make the most active demonstrator of Truth. The person who naturally has a spiritual insight will more quickly sense the truths which the conscience portrays. Many people talk too much about God, but fail to employ the loving principals in their lives. They permit themselves to become confused by the introduction of contradictory ideas. They spend too much time in merely philosophizing, theorizing, speculating, until finally they live in a World of wistful wishing, of daydreams. #RandolphHarris 4 of 5

The soul is truly the mean of all things created by God. Consciousness is aware not only of its own existence, but of the consciousness of others. Altruism is a necessity, since isolation is impossible. Seize upon whatever facts present themselves to your mind today, begin to use such truth as you grasp, and you will become more connection with your spiritual psychology, with its vast possibilities, without fear; in true humility, happily, willing to accept, eager to experiment. We know that faith has healed the sick, and faith has power to produce all kinds of wonder-working and amazing results. Naturally, we believe n God as the infinite spirit permeating everything. We believe that there is a law of mind which responds to our thought, faith, and conviction. We believe that the Universe in which we live is a spiritual system and that the Kingdom of God is now ours and present with us. Our thoughts are creative because our thoughts are God’s power flowing through us will and imagination. For a spiritual treatment to be effective, it must be communicated from a consciousness that knows the power and activity of God. This spiritual power can and will heal, accomplish, demonstrate, and answer prayers. One of the great challenges each of us faces every day is to not allow the concerns of this World to so dominate our time and energy that we neglect the eternal thins that matter most. #RandolphHarris 5 of 5

Truth is Known by the Truth Demonstrated

 

Human beings always live within relationship because the presence of God is always felt. Love moves the Sun and the other Stars. It is observed that love is not seen as a power that destroys human reason, but rather, as an emotional attitude that can be voluntarily produced. Love defines us; it is the answer to the problem of human existence. The Biblical God is the very antithesis of love. God loves his beings as they love him. Matthew 22.37 instructs us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul, and with all your might” because without love, humanity could not exist for a day. Honorable love is clearly the attraction that a person has for a virtuous soul and is fused in the mind of the individual with philosophy itself, which is the love of wisdom. It is this honorable love that is the source of harmony and the preserver of the good. Many cultures may provide an unreality for addressing the stresses in life—through being the same as everyone else. Many people are afraid to be individuals. They consume the same goods, work at the similar jobs, adopt identical goals and that is fine if it is authentic. However, if we lack the courage to be individuals, we will never achieve love, as love is union under the condition of preserving one’s integrity. #RandolphHarris 1 of 5

Like religious faith, love is a practice. The power of love has the ability to heal discord and fear, and love is represented as a bond between God and human beings. Because we love God, he promises to rescue and protect us, for we acknowledge God. It is because of God’s love for the World that redemption is brought to humanity. Love is in essence the love of beauty and that beauty is nothing material; it is an ideal. Love is not taking out of insecurity; it starts in giving—of joy, interest, understanding, humor, sadness, of all expressions and manifestations of that which is alive in us. To love at all is to be engaged with humankind, with eyes open. There is a discipline, concentration, patience, and mastery in the art of love. The science of the mind is comparatively new, but the mental experience of the invisible Universe is antiquated. There is a theory that there is one infinite mind which of necessity includes all that is, and if we learn to have a spiritual sense of thing, we will discern our purpose in life. Through self-knowledge, we learn to look upon the eternal light and ultimately come to the complete love of God. The fruit of this love is knowledge of the divine. Conscious knowledge gives you the conscious control of the laws of nature, and there could be no advance in science without a conscious use of nature’s laws. #RandolphHarris 2 of 5

The more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love. It is important that we approach life with an understanding and with a definite intention in the mind of making a conscious use of our lives. It will become clear to see that thought is the tool of mind, and right ideas enforce the practical stream of consciousness that will produce a corresponding change in an objective situation. Like freedom, love demands courage. Love is a capacity we can develop within ourselves. To change the love we receive, we have to change our capacity to give love. Love matters and is a paramount force that allows us to feel sustained. In order to love someone else, we have to have the courage to love ourselves and develop them full capacity of our personality. Every person has inherent God-Power inside. And how can this God-Power be used other than through his thought? It is impossible for a person to act intelligent, unless one establishes the foundation of the spiritual Universe in the premise of one’s own thought, which will equip receptive individuals with an instrument that will allow us to change our own environment. The love of God is the force that holds the Universe together. #RandolphHarris 3 of 5

Our love is a pleasant sensation. Love is an art, just as living is an art; if we want to learn how to love, we must proceed in the same way we have proceeded when we want to learn any other art, such as music, photography, architecture, painting, carpentry, or the art of medicine or engineering. The process of learning art is usually divided into theory and mastery of the practice. If one wants to learn the art of medicine, one must know the facts about the human body, and about various ailments. When one has all the theoretical knowledge, it takes a great deal of practice until the results of theoretical knowledge and the results of practice are blended into intuition, which is the essence of mastery. Many people never master love because everything else is considered to be more important than love: success, prestige, money, and power. Most human energy is used for learning how to achieve everything thing, but love. Love will profit our soul. Our superior purpose is to love and resemble God. There is so much Divine Activity in the World and as we learn to be thankful, we will see it reflected in our lives more and more. By its very nature and by our very nature, God and love are compelled to appear to each one of us in the form of our belief. If we can accept this proposition it will be easy enough for one to see that the knowledge of the truth makes us free by aligning us with that which was never bound. #RandolphHarris 4 of 5

The Divine Creative Principle is already perfect, having neither confusion nor chaos within it. It has always been and will always remain exactly perfect. Our individual Universe shall be redeemed from its bondage in such degree as we become actively conscious of the truth of our being. We must use the law as a law of liberty. When we use ideas correctly, they can and must produce right conditions. All reality is personal. It is pluralistic: reality is a society of persons. It is theistic: God is the ultimate person, and as such, is the ground for all being and the creator of finite persons. The natural World is understood as an order within or as a function of the mind of God. Finite persons are created by the uncreated Person. Human persons are, therefore, centers of intrinsic value. And every day, physical sciences are more completely proving that the physical Universe in which we live is more like a gigantic thought than anything else, and our immediate World is part of this thought. This Body of God, which includes human’s body is a perfect, harmonious unit, and evil which binds humanity is not a principle within itself nor a thing of itself, and most certainly not a person, but merely a false system of thought. Knowledge and expression of good will annihilate that which denies good. Truth is known by the truth demonstrated. #RandolphHarris 5 of 5

Rest Eagles Rest for a Great Day Will Come!

 

I stumbled on this photography, it kind of made me laugh, it took me back, back down memory lane. If the soul as a whole is treated on the analogy of its individual experiences, then, since these do not vanish utterly but often return in the form of memory, the soul itself may likewise continue to exist in God’s memory. Mind and body are not parallel aspects of some third substance, they are identical. The persistence of mind is therefore no more difficult to entertain than the persistence of the material Universe itself, which is only the outward manifestation of an all-inclusive soul. There is an aesthetic threshold where a stimulus must acquire a certain intensity before it can produce pleasure or pain. The effect will then increase gradually until it reaches a maximum point, whereupon it will decrease to the point of indifference. “God sent his holy angel to stop us by the way. And behold he spoke to us as it were the voice of thunder. And we could remember our pains no more; yeah, we were harrowed up by the memory of our sins no more. And oh, what a joy, and what marvelous light we behold; yeah, our souls were filled with joy as exceeding as was our pain (Alma 36.5&19-20).” It is declared and believed that you are going to see God’s goodness in amazing ways! #RandolphHarris 1 of 7

Your faith should give you a boldness and a confidence to believe for the extraordinary. Researchers’ attention is focused on the kinds of messages that can overcome resistance, but it is also true that, in so framing their research efforts, they sometimes neglect other noncontent factors in the communications situation that limits the impact of even the most expertly designed propaganda. The full realization of our rational powers is not something we can achieve or maintain on our own. To realize our powers fully we need at least a group of companions who share our interests and with whom we can cooperate to achieve our mutually recognized goals. This expands our conception of who we are, and they make use of our powers more continuous and more stable. If we and our cooperative partners do their parts responsibly, each will develop feelings of friendship for others involved. In this way, successful cooperative activity transforms persons’ desires and motivations. As a psychological result, we come to like our cooperative partners and develop a concern for their good. Once bonds of friendship are formed, it is natural for us to exhibit the social virtues of generosity, friendliness, and mildness of temper. #RandolphHarris 2 of 7

Nevertheless, modern psychologist have greatly enlarged the frontiers of irresponsibility: they needed more space in this territory. This revolution of rising expectations has its counterpart among poor America, who measures their own poverty against the influence shown on television. National coverage also helps sensitize people to standards different from their own. If there is nothing wrong with a person, the best way to cure the individual is by explaining to one what illness one suffers from. Yet, must like Berliners who were exposed to the Western-oriented mass media, when people feel that they are on the front line and the whole World is watching, it can create a feeling that strengthens their resolve. The thing people also do not realize about the sleeper effect is when people are exposed normally to a persuasive message, their attitudes toward the advocacy of the message display a significant increase. Some dramatic changes can help a political personality build the kind of credibility that subsequently increases one’s effectiveness.  The long-range effect may be cumulative rather than direct, based partly on what people have heard or read, and it can help an individual gain respect and admiration. #RandolphHarris 3 of 7

However, when it comes to the news media and their agenda, they can be at a disadvantage because research indicates that they have overemphasized the one-way flow of messages—from a mass media source to a recipient—and the recipient’s response to this message as the single relevant stimulus. They have failed to recognize the consequences of feedback from audience to communicator as well as the interactions both between communicators themselves and between members of the audience. As the public wakes up and realize that they are being indoctrinated by the mass media and they are not seeing the information they want to learn about, the incompatible approaches are not longer effect remedies for controlling the masses. Those who stress for the need to take feedback into account also stress the need for a more adequate model of the mass communication process. In an interactive model, members of the audience are studied as participants in a larger social system embracing the mass communicators as well. If the social relationships of audience members influenced what media content they paid attention to and how they responded, then the communicators, too, as members of groups and organizations, were also subject to influence from one another. #RandolphHarris 4 of 7

The messages transmitted by the media thus have to be studied as responses to a whole host of pressures and demands, including feedback from the audience. The state of the mass media is withering away because they are competing with scripted television shows, and trying to be entertainment, as well as tyrannical and authoritative and the audience does not want to tune into the news, hear depressing information and feel like they are being held in an interrogation room and being battered by a dictator when they did not do anything wrong. Let us keep in mind that weather-forecaster’s desire to predict good weather forms no part of meteorology. If an analysis of the soul could be carried out without the collaboration of the patient, just as urinalysis can, then while the attempt might do no good, a least it could do no harm. However, a procedure in which the patient becomes a consultant imbues one with a sense of self-importance which may please one but may not please the messenger. Instead of getting the patient away from their symptoms and distracting one from their illness, this method fosters a pride in one’s problems and a sympathy with one’s suffering. “Whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day (Alma 36.4).” #RandolphHarris 5 of 7

Media influence usually operates in the service of reinforcing existing tendencies and is not to be mistaken as the sole agent of change of those relatively few occasions when exposure is followed by conversation. Personal influence as exercised in informal conversation with peers is more potent than influence through exposure to the mass media. Research indicates that people are now looking for opinion leaders, who act as transmitters of news and information, usually of something that has already been in the news or publicized in advertisements. So, the audience is now turning off the news and finding trusted people in their community that they like and feel comfortable with to convey information. A magic enchantment now attaches itself to these opinion leaders, as if the Spirit of the Lord passed by, and seized the devotee, making that personal have some kind of supernatural joy. All this is nothing new in the World, but is a vital part of the tastefully furnished company people like to keep. People for secret societies, and have mass meetings of various kinds. Entertainments, suppers, and lectures are held and considerable sums of money are collected and expended, employment is found for the idle, strangers are introduced, news is disseminated and charity distributed. #RandolphHarris 6 of 7

At the same time this social, intellectual, and economic centre is a centre of great power. People feel in untiring energy and superior strength when they are around people they like and feel chosen. There is a sense of moral strength, an exquisite appreciation of the beautiful, and an infinite capacity of wisdom. In the groups with their opinion leaders, individuals gain the joy of this World, and eagerly seize upon the offered conceptions of the avenging Spirit of the Lord, as they enjoy patience in this World, knowing that a Great Day will come—and this is a comforting dream. We shall all be free when the Lord shall appear. It might appear that what is being claimed is, rather, the institution of political and economic arrangements by means of which people may be made immune from feelings and circumstances which they find to be ungodly. These atoms that we are made of are only the simplest elements in a spiritual hierarchy leading up to God. Each level of this hierarchy includes all those levels beneath it, so that God contains the totality of spirits. God is the soul of the Universe; he is to the system of nature as that system is to itself. “And now I know of myself—not of the temporal but of the spiritual, not of the carnal mind but of God. If I had not been born of God I should not have known these things; but God has, by the mouth of his holy angel made these things known (Alma 36.4-5).” #RandolphHarris 7 of 7